ConnectOne Bank's Sorrentino Elected to American Bankers Association Board

ConnectOne Bank's Sorrentino Elected to American Bankers Association Board

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Frank Sorrentino
III, Chairman and CEO of ConnectOne Bank and ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CNOB) has been elected to the board of directors of the American
Bankers Association (ABA). ABA's board is the association's governing body
between annual conventions and is made up of CEOs from banks of all sizes.

"It is a privilege to join the ABA Board, and to have the opportunity to be a
leading voice on behalf of community banks and the issues facing the banking
industry," said Sorrentino. "I look forward to working alongside my fellow
peers to unify our industry and continue working toward positive change."

The ABA represents banks of all sizes and charters and serves as the voice for
the nation's $14 trillion banking industry and its 2 million employees. The
association provides educational benefits and programs for its members,
represents the industry in Washington D.C. and speaks on behalf of the
industry in the press.

Sorrentino has overseen the Bank's growth from a de novo financial institution
to a publicly traded financial institution with eight branches and more than
$1 billion in assets. Sorrentino has also become a national thought-leader in
the banking industry, frequently commenting on issues concerning all bankers.

About ConnectOne Bank

ConnectOne Bank is a community-based, full-service New Jersey-chartered
commercial bank that was founded in 2005 by local community and business
leaders to provide the highest level of personalized banking services. The
Bank operates from its headquarters located at 301 Sylvan Avenue in the
Borough of Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County, New Jersey, and through its seven
other banking offices.

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